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"Conversational and hortatory, Shunya’s writing reflects her teaching/speaking style. She retells key traditional stories, analyzing them creatively and insightfully, while connecting them to history, social movements, her own and others’ experiences (footnotes give sources), and offering brief “contemplation” suggestions. VERDICT Readers looking for life-coaching advice, admonition, affirmation, inspiration, and encouragement will find it here. The text also contributes general knowledge about Hinduism and Indian culture." —Patricia Lothrop, LIBRARY JOURNAL, August-September Issue, 2022.

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"This strong outing by Shunya (Sovereign Self), president of the Awakened Self Foundation, provides a road map for female empowerment rooted in Hindu traditions. The author examines what the stories of Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati can teach modern women about “breaking free of patriarchal conditioning and letting go of internalized misogyny. The author’s feminist take on Hinduism finds the radical roots of its mythology and offers a penetrating critique of how these elements have been obscured by “male pundits” and their biased translations of the scriptures.The result is an enlightening and empathetic guide to finding one’s inner strength."

Within you is a wellspring of strength and resilience, the ability to create and enjoy abundance, and an expansive sense of inner freedom and divinity. Yet after centuries of living in patriarchal societies, many women don’t realize how powerful they are—or how much they’ve been enculturated to keep their true nature hidden.

 

With this feminist manifesto rooted in classic Vedic teachings, trail-blazing Vedic spiritual teacher Acharya Shunya empowers women everywhere to step into their divine immensity and lead powerful, abundant, and wise lives. Sharing classic myths, original insights, and empowering practices, Shunya honors her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition, and offers a profound process for awakening the many faces of the goddess within. 

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“Roar Like a Goddess is a portal to the power of the three wisdom goddesses that lie within each of us. This book is a transmission that will awaken and empower you.”

Tracee Stanley. author of Radiant Rest and Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Oracle Deck

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Goddess Durga

Part 1 of my book features the Goddess Durga—A role model who vanquishes internalized oppression. Durga teaches you how to take back our full feminine power and roar with conviction and self-sourced approval and esteem!

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Goddess Lakshmi

Part 2 of my book introduces the Goddess Lakshmi—Known for her beauty and generous spirit, Lakshmi guides you to cultivate unshakable inner contentment and soul-aligned abundance.

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Goddess Saraswati

Part 3 of my book celebrates the Goddess Saraswati—The ultimate teacher of our deepest journey to Self, Saraswati illuminates the gifts of wisdom, peace, and inner freedom by owning our authentic voice and dsires.

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You may be feeling small, invisible, frightened, or estranged from your own true feminine power.
 
Society’s belittling and limiting scripts, coupled with loss, fear, and negative experiences, can really do a number on our feminine minds. The result: we fall out of touch with our own spiritual power.
 
This book will enable women worldwide to correct this negative trend. A great feminine energy fuels everything – inspiring and compelling action and change.
 
It is my task as a traditional goddess priestess, author, and teacher of the Vedic way to introduce you to this transpersonal feminine force and how to unite with the fullness of the divine feminine in all life circumstances. This omnipotent, omniscient and ultimately protective power will become activated the moment you remember the Divine Feminine, sincerely from your heart. 

 

 

 

Dear Prospective Reader,

It takes a certain emotional willingness to step beyond stereotyped roles to access goddess consciousness, which represents total and absolute emotional and spiritual freedom. You need the defiance to belong to yourself first before others can claim you as theirs, a penchant to celebrate your true colors without resorting to trendy and approved masks to please others, and an insistence on honoring your inner flame despite your relationships potentially being scorched by its intensity.
I wish our planet had “goddess wisdom schools” that would impart the skills to deeply empower ALL women. That would create a paradigm shift on our planet. Until that happens, it is up to the women elders who understand the art of living, and are roaring like goddesses, to teach the women who are ready. 

When we become forgetful of our spiritual truth, we abandon ourselves, suppress our needs, lose our voice, don’t achieve the goals we set out for ourselves, and never really undertake the journey to wholeness and self-acceptance we yearn for deep inside. Habituation, powerlessness, and fear conceals our divine potential from us. That is what happened to me. I got caught up and enslaved inside a suffocating patriarchally driven marriage.

Fortunately, because I knew that “light” intimately in my own heart, if only a short time as a young girl growing up with freedom inside my progressive family (of origin), I could not stay in darkness for long. I questioned my “conformity” every time I said yes to stereotypical expectations, and I pushed against the “compromising” walls of my own mind incessantly. When enough was enough, a point that arrived sooner than later thankfully, I embarked on an outward journey, leading my way out of a suffocating and unequal relationship. 

Deep down, I guess I Always knew how liberating it feels to roar like a goddess! I had simply forgotten, temporarily...

The search for my inner goddess was, I am happy to report, fruitful. It helped me understand my true worth at last, and as a result, I became inwardly powerful as well as peaceful. I don’t need to be a super woman or an accommodating woman. I simply need to remain an awakened woman, no longer asleep to my own goddess strengths. That is enough. 

Now I share what I discovered with you in my book 'Roar Like A Goddess'.
 
Profound Love,
Acharya Shunya 
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WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
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"Acharya Shunya, the first female head of an ancient Vedic lineage, brings the powerful Hindu goddesses Durga,..."  Read more

Rachael Wooten, PhD

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“Through my work as a yoga advocate and spiritual activist, I’ve found it increasingly important to turn to..."  Read more

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“In this timely and transformational book, Acharya Shunya offers spiritual seekers a much-needed..."  Read more

Philip

Goldberg

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“What Acharya Shunya has accomplished in this book is nothing short of a reinterpretation of the Hindu..."  Read more

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“In this modern compendium of ancient Hindu goddess mythology, Archarya Shunya teaches us how to..."  Read more

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Kaur

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“Tuning into the archetypal and symbolic energies of Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati offers us a way to embody..."  Read more

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Tomasko

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“Roar Like a Goddess is a much-needed clarion call for every woman (and man) to stand up and exclaim..."  Read more

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 “Roar Like a Goddess is my favorite kind of mythological book, as it demands the contemporary reinterpr..."  Read more

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Don

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“Roar like a Goddess is radical permission to embrace our holy wrath, highest pleasure, and deepest aut..."  Read more

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“One of the gifts we receive from the Indian tradition is the recognition of the divine feminine as Shakti, the nondual..."  Read more

Sally

Kempton

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“Roar Like a Goddess is not a book about the Goddess; it is the voice of the Goddess, bold and clear..."  Read more

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

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“Roar Like a Goddess is a portal to the power of the three wisdom goddesses that lie within each of us..."  Read more

Tracee

Stanley

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“Roar Like a Goddess is one of the most introspective, thought-provoking works in the true spirit of..."  Read more

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"This strong outing by Shunya (Sovereign Self), president of the Awakened Self Foundation, provides a road map for female empowerment rooted in Hindu traditions. The author examines what the stories of Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati can teach modern women about “breaking free of patriarchal conditioning and letting go of internalized misogyny.”

Shunya encourages readers to fight internalized sexism, likening the struggle against negative thoughts to the battles Durga (“goddess of power and self-determination”) waged against demons. The four hands of Lakshmi (“goddess of abundance and inner contentment”), the author contends, point to the importance of balancing the “four goals of life”: material security, pleasure seeking, higher purpose, and freedom.

Shunya proffers suggestions for how to achieve these, including finding pleasure in art and prioritizing earning money for security. Shunya urges readers to embrace the example of Saraswati (“goddess of wisdom”)—who publicly reprimanded her partner after he almost replaced her during an important ritual—by standing up for oneself and expressing one’s feelings.

The author’s feminist take on Hinduism finds the radical roots of its mythology and offers a penetrating critique of how these elements have been obscured by “male pundits” and their biased translations of the scriptures. The result is an enlightening and empathetic guide to finding one’s inner strength.
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